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Matthew Vaughn to direct spy thriller 'I Am Pilgrim'

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After directing Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn has lined up another spy project: the adaptation of Terry Hayes’ bestseller I Am Pilgrim.

MGM announced that Vaughn will helm I Am Pilgrim, which follows a man, codenamed “Pilgrim,” who once led a secret U.S. espionage program. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he’s called out of retirement to try to stop an impending terrorist attack.

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“We could not be more excited to have a consummate filmmaker like Matthew to bring I Am Pilgrim to the screen,” said Jonathan Glickman, MGM motion picture group president. “His sensibility, coupled with Terry Hayes’ incredible story, gives us the ideal team to bring this character to the worldwide audience.”

I Am Pilgrim was one of last summer’s biggest books, and Hayes, who previously wrote the screenplay for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Payback, is adapting his novel for the screen. Production is scheduled to begin in 2016.